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Collapsed Lung Lead Heart Attack Problems
Yes: A collapes lung can cause a heart attack either by lowering your oxygen levels or by causing a tension pneumothorax, which can prevent circulation of blood by preventing your heart form filling with blood and thereby preventing your heart from pumping blood to the rest of your body (and to itself). ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain and severe upper back pain. Between my shoulder blades The following also describes me: Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do? I have been to hospital and rule out heart attack and any problems with my lungs.
Needs to be examined:
Needs face to face consult
Review tests done, examine and advise ...Read more
If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up? Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly. Panic or heart attack?
See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read more
How to know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
Difficult to tell: Muscular chest pain is most likely changed with positioning or movement - usually there is an inciting event (lifting something heavy) - chest pain that is cardiac in nature can radiate to your neck or arms - can be worse with exertion and can be accompanied by other symptoms - if you are worried, contact your doctor. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how people know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
See your doctor!: In some people, the symptoms are very similar. Of course, muscular pain is not dangerous, but heart symptoms can be very dangerous. The only way to tell for sure is for a qualified doctor to evaluate this with some tests. An ekg (heart tracing), and possibly some type of stress test, possibly some blood work should be able to detect a heart condition. ...Read more
Hi, can a stomach/digestion problem cause some kind of heart attack? Sometimes I feel heavier heart beat and some chest pain, and it's gone after burp
Stomach: Stomach ailments do not cause heart attacks. Sometimes stomach symptoms can mimic heart disease and vise versa. ...Read more
Will humping the bed with your chest Cause heart attack or heart problems?? .Its a masturbation Technique were you hump the bed with you body.
No: As long as you are able to tolerate exercise it should nOT make a difference ...Read more
At my age can I be at risk of heart attack or oft her heart problems? Always worried about it. Get discomfort if left upper chest. Dnt drink or smoke.
Can severe anxiety and panic attack lead to heart attack with physical signs and symptoms like chest pain? I have normal 2d echo with doppler, ECG resu
Acne and drinking, and also chest pains I have a direct family history of heart disease and heart problems on my dad's side of the family. My dad died from a massive heart attack in 2009. His mother did in 2004. His dad had one the same year in 2004 but he
You have extremely high blood pressure â€“ a hypertensive crisis is often defined by a systolic blood pressure of 180 or higher or a diastolic blood pressure of 120 or higher. Blood pressure this high can damage blood vessels or lead to a stroke.
With a blood pressure as high as you have reported, you should seek immediate medical attention. Treatment for blood pressure this high may include hospitalization for treatment with intravenous (IV) medications.
I am very concerned that you will not live to be 50 unless you begin to control the risk factors that contribute to your mortality risk â€” smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and alcohol consumption, if it is excessive. ...Read more
Would zaltrap be Too strong for aged 66 colon can patient who had a minor heart attack In 2013 and also had clot in lungs?
With extreme care: It is a drug to be used in metastatic colon CA that has progressed on an oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy regimen. There are bleeding & clotting side effects so it would have to be used very cautiously in someone with this history. But, with careful supervision by an oncologist, it could provide some benefit. It would be a highly individualized decision between the patient & doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
25years old, did chest xray, lung fnction etc came back clear 3mnths ago, now worried about heart attack? I do have anxiety anyway
See your MD for ECG: Sounds more psychological than physiologicalGet a more detailed answer ›
If I took my meds regularly and eat healthy and do sports and stay active. Do I still die from. Heart attack or lungs.. .. I have ra?
Statistics heart, cancer, stroke are still death leaders.
But good choices reduce chance, and delay onset of trouble in general. ...Read more
I felt like I was having a heart attack. I have hyperthyroidism. Could it have been my heart or lungs? I am 21 and have had thyroid issues for 2yrs.
Hard to say.: Hyperthyroidism can certainly cause palpitations. You don't say what your symptoms were. But palpitations can cause anxiety and panic attacks even, which can feel like a heart attack. As you know, keeping an eye on your thyroid levels is important and you feel better when they are normal. See your doc regularly, or whenever you notice symptoms that you cannot explain from other causes. ...Read more
Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read more
What too do about panic attacks? I thought I was having a heart attack I went to er they said my ekg was normal and so are my lungs I still get panicy
Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more
2 weeks pain behind sternum, chest tight, more fter meal per gp is reflux. Lungs, heart ok. Pantozol 40mg twice/day. Can it be heart attack even two weeks?
Dad has st. 2 lung cancer. Had a heart attack recently. Diabetic and is 62. No treatment is being offered. What is his life expectancy?
Pain on shoulder blades and below achy dull pain. Can this be lung cancer or heart attack? How do I distinguish if serious or just strain?
Maybe gallbladder?: Depending on radiation of pain to and associated symptoms this could be due to gallbladder, stomach or heart. These internal organs have nerves which originate in the same place and therefore pain from one may mimic the other. Given your age I suspect its unlikely your heart and could be your gallbladder as that is a very common diagnosis. An inflamed GB can cause shoulder pain. See your doctor. ...Read more
Couldn't breath & pain in left arm- all test came back neg- CT scan of lungs ekgs bloodwork- no heart attack per dr.- 24 hrs still having same issues?
Cardiac workup: You may not have had a heart attack but still could be having heart pains due to a severely constricted coronary artery. Would talk to your docs about having a stress scan, or ct angiogram which can diagnose blockages that haven't yet caused a heart attack but are possibly causing your pains which may be warnings of an impending heart attack. ...Read more
Can a person have blood clots, lung infection & heart attack several months after quitting Meth or are these conditions caused by current use?
Could happen: Meth users are more at risk for the illnesses you mentioned, but the same diseases do occur in people who do not do meth. ...Read more
79 female. Right lung lost 2 lobes to pneumonia 1971 - heart attack Feb 2010- pneumonia/sepsis spring 2017 - pneumonia Oct 2017 wbc 22 How do I fix it?
Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?
No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more